Seyedata (Ata) Nahidi

Seyedata (Ata) Nahidi

Ph.D., Research Associate

Current Research Interests

Safety and Throughput Analysis of Work Zones Located in High Volume Highways in Ontario

Academic Curriculum

  • 2016 - Present: Ph.D. Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 2013 - 2015: M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA

Thesis Title: Evaluation of public-private partnership contract types for roadway construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation

  • 2008 - 2012: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Academic Awards and Recognition

  • 2018: CEE outstanding Volunteer Award
  • 2016 – 2018: International Doctoral Student Award

Publication and Conference Proceedings:

2018 Nahidi, S., Rahman, S., Tighe, S. (2018). “Throughput Evaluation of Workzones on High Volume Highways of Ontario”, 2018 Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Conference, Fredericton, NB, CA. Presentation.

Nahidi, S., Tighe, S. (2018). “A Comprehensive Comparison Between the Various In-Use Guidelines and Strategies of the Workzones”, 2018 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference and Exhibition, Saskatoon, SK, CA. Presentation.

2017 Nahidi, S., Fountas, G., Sarvani, S.P., Sarwar, M.T., Anastasopoulos, P.C. (2017). “Project Discrepancies in Roadway Construction and Preservation: A Statistical Analysis of Public–Private Partnership Contract Types in the US”, Frontiers in Built Environment 3, 15.

Alyami, Z., Nahidi, S., Torres-Machi, C., Tighe, S. (2017). “Cross-Asset Management for Transportation Infrastructure Systems”, 2017 Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Conference, Vancouver, BC, CA. Presentation.

2015 Nahidi, S., Golshani, N., Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2015). “An Empirical Exploratory Analysis of Factors Affecting Highway Segment Hazard-Level Likelihood Using Random Parameters Ordered Probit Regression”, 2015 Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., USA. Presentation.

Sarwar, M.T., Nahidi, S., Anastasopoulos, P. C. (2015). “ Analysis of Accident Injury-severities of Helmeted and Non-helmeted Motorcyclists”, 2015 Road Safety and Simulation International Conference, Orlando, FL, USA. Presentation.

Personal Information

Ata was born and raised in Iran. Ata worked as a Field Engineer in Iran for more than a year prior the moving to Buffalo, NY to obtain his M.Sc. degree. He completed his master’s degree in civil engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2015. He has proficiency in wide-range of engineering and econometric fields such as workzone design and safety, contracting approaches, geometric design of highways, road and traffic safety, statistical modeling, LCA, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), data analysis and management, pavement engineering and design, etc.

Ata currently working as a Research Assistant under the supervision of Professor Susan Tighe and he is an active member of Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT).

Ata is also interested in topics related to Cosmology, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, and Psychology. He is also enjoys listening to music, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family.